Food Shift Updates and Newsletter Sign-up

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I’m excited to share with you a milestone in the work I have been pouring my love and energy into over the past year.  Food Shift was born out of the desire to create a more just and sustainable food system and this is our first newsletter.  You are receiving this email because you are one of my personal contacts.  If you believe in me, if you believe food is too precious to waste, and if you see the opportunity to shift all this “waste” into something positive for our communities, please sign up here to receive future updates, news, and event announcements. I am pleased to announce the events below and I warmly invite you to join me in this movement.

With love, joy, and gratitude,

Dana

News
Food Shift attended the Social Capital Markets and Bioneers conferences to connect with other leaders and to find allies to help amplify our message.  Check out the Sustainable Brands post highlighting our work!

Food Shift celebrated with Life Is Living in Oakland earlier this month.  Food Shift’s Director, Dana Frasz, talks about her organization and the community in this video.  Please watch and share.

The East Bay Express covered Food Shift’s collaboration and upcoming event series with Interface Art Gallery in this article.

Commonwealth restaurant in San Francisco is donating $10 for every tasting plate sold in the month of December to Food Shift!  Please be sure to visit them next month.

Upcoming Food Shift Events
To stay up to date with our events, please sign up for our monthly newsletter   and “like” ourFacebook page.

 - Film Screening of Dive: Living Off America’s Waste- Wednesday, November 7th, 6:00-8pm; Interface Art Gallery, 486 49th Street North Oakland

This eye-opening documentary examines the problem of food waste and associated challenges.  The film will be followed by a discussion with Dana Frasz, Director of Food Shift and Dana Gunders from Natural Resources Defense Council. Suggested Donation $5-10. RSVP here.

- Foraged Fruit Forever! A preserve making workshop – Sunday, November 11th 1:00-3:00 pm; Interface Art Gallery, 486 49th Street North Oakland

Come enjoy hands-on workshop to make unique, hyper-local preserves with neighborhood-foraged fruit. Participants will go home with handmade preserves, a map to local fruit foraging sites, and tips to preserve at home!  Materials provided. $50 per person. Sign up now!

- Rethinking Systems to Promote Sustainability – Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 6-8 pm;Temescal Creek Cohousing Community, 320 45th Street, Oakland

A round table discussion with: Food Shift Director, Dana Frasz; Sasha Duerr of the Permacouture Institute; Brahm Ahmadi of People’s Community Market; and Eric Holt-Giménez of Food First. RSVP online.

- Film Screening of Dive: Living Off America’s Waste- Thursday, November 15th, 6-8pm;132 Mulford Hall, UC Berkeley Campus (near the intersection of Oxford and University) 

This eye-opening documentary examines the problem of food waste and associated challenges.  The film will be followed by a discussion with Dana Frasz, Director of Food Shift. Suggested Donation $5-10.  RSVP here.

- Hidden in Plain Bite: Overlooked Opportunities for Food System Reform – Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 6:30—9:30 pm; Hampton Creek Foods, 371 10th St., San Francisco, CA 941103

The Factory Farming Awareness Coalition and Food Shift are excited to present a delicious and thought-provoking evening! Learn about often-overlooked portions of our food system, from factory farming to food waste, eat delicious organic food, and bid on fantastic items in the silent auction.  Tickets are limited, so get yours today! Pre-order tickets are only $8 and you can order online here!
Thank You!

*Jessie and Jeff of Oakland for donating our first bike trailer for our bicycle food recovery program.  We need more bike-related materials so please contact us if you can help contribute or if you’d like more information.

*Stopwaste.org and Clif Bar Family Foundation for contributing to our educational awareness campaign.

*Fred at Minuteman Press in Berkeley for helping us with our printing needs.

*Earth Island Institute, Bioneers, SOCAP, and HUB for your commitment and support.

So much more is yet to come

Please sign up for our monthly newsletter and be a part of this movement!

Note: From an email from Dana Frasz to the web committee. Ya gotta figure that with the support of the Clif Bar Family Foundation this has simply got to be the path to world revolution.

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